November 29, 2022

Vegetable Croquettes

This recipe is great for using up leftovers or wilting vegetables in the fridge (fridge gravel). If you have cooked vegetables left from a meal you can add that to left over mash and add some parmesan, or chopped bits of cooked bacon, or spices, or anything you want. I made it with sad vegetables that were past their best from the fridge.


900g potatoes (I used 3 medium ones) or left-over mash

Vegetables of your choice (I grated one carrot, grated some courgette, diced half a red pepper, diced 4 inches of a leek, cut up some bits of broccoli and crushed two cloves of garlic)

Panko breadcrumbs or two crusts of bread

1 egg

A handful of flour

  1. Make the panko breadcrumbs, if you need to, by toasting the bread well and whizzing up (or grating)
  2. Peel the potatoes and boil until soft (if you do not have any leftovers).
  3. Mash the potatoes (you can add butter and milk if you have them.)
  4. While the potatoes are cooking saute the vegetables. I start in a bit of oil and then add a couple of splashes of water to cook. This stops them burning and saves money on oil. Cook until soft and water has evaporated.
  5. Mix the potato and the vegetables together. Add salt.
  6. When the potato has cooled enough to handle make into sausage shapes.
  7. Put the egg in to a bowl and whisk.
  8. Put the panko breadcrumbs and the flour in to separate bowls.
  9. Dip the sausage shape into the flour, into the egg and then into the panko breadcrumbs to cover.
  10. Airfry, deep fry or bake them in a hot oven for about 10 minutes and turn and cook until golden brown.


We like picky lunches and serve these with a spicy tomato dip. This morning we had them for breakfast with a bit of bacon and beans, or I will serve them with grilled meat and salad. They do step up a notch by adding parmesan cheese to the potato mix, or by cooking the veg with a bit of chorizo and adding smoked paprika. You can use any vegetables, eg mushrooms, spring onions, cauliflower etc, as long as it is cooked. 😋. These might be good for children too.


They are going to become a staple in our home now to use up sad vegetables, and I might try adding different spices like chilli or curry. 😋.



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